January 15, 2007

Decision Day is here for Peterson

It wasn't that long ago when I took off from New Orleans in a green Honda Accord rental and headed straight for Palestine, Texas.

Adrian Peterson had just announced his intentions to play for the University of Oklahoma during the U.S. Army All-American game. It was the only good news Sooner fans ended up taking from their trip to the national championship game against LSU.

I knew Sooner fans needed to hear some good news and it was my job to find a cover story for the next issue of the magazine I was working for at the time.

The only problem is that AD was sick of talking to the media. He, along with everyone around him, had been bombarded by phone calls for months. Now that the decision was over, he had gone into hiding.

So I took off for Palestine. I had no clue where Peterson lived and he had no clue I was coming.

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